Sex CD case: Woman deposes in special court in Bengaluru; voice test done | Bengaluru News – Times of India
BENGALURU: A woman who was said to have appeared in an alleged video related to the sex-for-jobs complaint against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi appeared in a magistrate’s court here on Tuesday and gave her statement.
The woman, who had remained elusive since the scandal broke out on March 2, reached the special court in Guru Nanak Bhavan, Vasanthnagar, amid police security. From there, she was taken to the technical wing inside Forensic Science Laboratory, Madiwala, for a ‘voice sample test’ and other tests by evening.
The developments started around 11.30am when advocate KN Jagadish arrived at the chief metropolitan magistrate court on Nrupatunga Road. Earlier in the day, Jagadish sought permission to produce the woman before the judge and record her statement under CrPC Section 164.
Sex CD case: Only some senior cops knew about woman’s plan
Jagadish made his points before judge Bala Gopal at court hall 24. The permission was granted at 12.30pm. Jagadish announced later that permission had been granted and the woman will appear at 3pm.
While a huge police contingent took position outside the Nrupatunga Road court with deputy commissioner of police (command centre) Isha Pant arriving at the court premises, the ranks of the media personnel swelled.
The woman did not turn up at 3pm. Jagadish appeared 15 minutes later to tell mediapersons that she is in court. The woman was deposing before the judge of a special court set up at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Vasanthnagar during Covid. Only a few senior police officers knew about the woman’s plan, sources said. She was in the court hall for over an hour. At 5pm, she was taken to the technical wing inside Forensic Science Laboratory, Madiwala. She travelled in a private car escorted by four police jeeps. She was allowed to go at 8pm.
Section 164 of CrPC
Any metropolitan magistrate or judicial magistrate may, whether or not he has jurisdiction in the case, can record confession or statement made to him in the course of an investigation under Section 164 of CrPC or under any other law for the time being in force, or at any time afterwards before commencement of the inquiry or trial, provided that no confession shall be recorded by a police officer on whom any power of a magistrate has been conferred under any law for the time being in force…